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Diving at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Date Started: September 17, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Events: 4

Participants: 89 (49 men and 40 women) from 31 countries
Youngest Participant: URS Yelena Miroshina (14 years, 105 days)
Oldest Participant: AUT Niki Stajkovic (29 years, 203 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): USA Greg Louganis (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): CHN China (6 medals)

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Diving was contested in 1988 at the Indoor Swimming Pool, at the Olympic Park, or in transliterated Korean, the Su-yeong-jang, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won. This was also the site of the swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon in 1988. There were four diving events – 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform for men and women, which remained the standard Olympic diving program through 1996. Greg Louganis finished his Olympic career by winning both events in Seoul, repeating his 1984 performance for the double-double. Both women’s events were won by Chinese divers, as China was poised to replace the United States as having the world’s best divers.